ARCHIVED: What is Visual Basic, and where can I find more information about it?
Visual Basic (VB) is a widely used programming language developed by Microsoft and based on earlier Basic implementations such as QBasic/QuickBasic. It exists in three distinct forms:
Visual Basic stand-alones: This is the Visual Basic
development environment used by programmers to build DOS and
Windows applications. A number of different versions are in this product
line, including separate versions for DOS and Windows.
Visual Basic for Applications (VBA): Microsoft includes
VBA with many of its Windows and Macintosh applications, notably Microsoft
Word and Microsoft Excel. VBA is a shared library that VB-aware applications
can use to augment their capabilities. With it, you can script macros that
automate tasks and even combine the functions of programs.
You can find more information about Visual Basic at these resources:
- The SearchWinDevelopment page
- The Microsoft Visual Basic page
- The Microsoft VBScript page
- Visual Basic newsgroups, including:
Last modified on January 07, 2013.